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October 11, 2004

Monday morning (sentencing) quarterback

At this national moment of sentencing second thoughts, the writers of newspaper editorials are sharing their views on where sentencing law and policy should be heading. Here's an editorial from the Baltimore Sun urging the Supreme Court to affirm in Booker and Fanfan, and here an editorial from the The Republican in Massachusetts urging the Supreme Court in Roper v. Simmons to rule it is unconstitutional to execute an offender who committed his crime as a juvenile. (Background on the Roper case can be found here.)

And, in other news about sentencing second thoughts, here an interesting article about the campaign over Proposition 66 which would amend California's harsh 3-strikes law. (Background on Prop. 66 can be found here and here.)

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Posted by: patricia marlow | Oct 12, 2004 3:49:22 AM

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